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New Bomber Safe in Obama Administration’s 2017 Budget

When President Obama revealed his $4.1 trillion fiscal year 2017 budget on Tuesday, the defense portion of the spending request totaled $619 billion, up less than 1% compared with the ...
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Amazon Offers Promotional Prices on Tablets, Kindle Readers

On Wednesday, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) replaced a $2 billion share buyback program the company instituted in 2010 and replaced it with a new $5 billion program. The old program ...
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Peabody Losses Piled Higher, More Losses Foreseen

Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2015 results before markets opened Thursday. The coal miner’s adjusted diluted loss per share for the quarter came to $9.27 on ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Wednesday

February 10, 2016: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among 237 equities making new 52-week lows today. SolarCity Corp. (NASDAQ: SCTY ) dropped about 31% on Wednesday to ...
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The 4 Stocks That Sank the Dow on Wednesday

February 10, 2016: Markets opened higher on Wednesday after Fed chair Janet Yellen released her prepared testimony for today's appearance before Congress. She cited tighter global financial conditions, ut reaffirmed ...
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Who Won Super Bowl 50? Beyoncé

Last Sunday's Super Bowl was the most watched ever on mobile devices. In fact it was the most-watched-on-mobile football game ever. But the star of the show was singer Beyoncé, ...
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US to Be Self-Sufficient by 2019 as Crude Oil Production Rises

U.S. oil production for 2015 from shale formations is expected to reach 5.2 million barrels of oil equivalent per day. By 2020 the shale total is forecast to reach 8 ...
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Time Warner Opens at 3-Year Low After Spurning Murdoch Offer

In June of 2014, Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) made an unsolicited attempt to acquire Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) for $85 a share in cash, amounting ...
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ARM Holdings Shares Slip on Slowing Smartphone Sales

ARM Holdings PLC (NASDAQ: ARMH) reported fourth-quarter and fiscal year 2015 results before U.S. markets opened Wednesday. For the quarter, the semiconductor design and licensing firm posted adjusted diluted earnings ...
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Humana Outlook Raises Share Price After Earnings

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2015 results before markets opened Wednesday. For the quarter, the health care company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.45 ...
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Crude Oil Stockpile Slips, Refining Runs Continue to Fall

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories decreased by 800,000 barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial crude ...
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Time Warner Earnings Improve, Revenues Falter, Investors Flee

Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2015 results before markets opened Wednesday. The entertainment giant posted quarterly adjusted EPS of $1.06 and $7.08 billion in revenues. In ...
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Why Short Interest in Solar Stocks Is Mostly on the Rise

Short interest moves among solar and alternative energy stocks mostly increased during the two-week reporting period that ended on January 29. In the solar segment, three of the five companies ...
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3D Printing Short Interest Drops Ahead of Earnings

Short interest during the two-week period ending January 29 fell on all four 3D printing stocks we follow. Share prices for three of the four stocks fell during the two-week ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Continue Falling on Market Volatility

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning. It noted a week-over-week increase of 9.3% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ...
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